The history of ancient Egypt is very well known, and refers to Moses as much as the Bible (though not on the same light, of course)
Exactly what Egyptian writings are you refering to? No Egyptian writings recall any Pharoah losing his army in chase of Moses. The Jews were never enslaved in Egypt. They didn't build the Pyramids or anything else. This is all known fact today. A historical figure lends creedence than such person was infact real. There's no proof that Jesus was what the bible says it was. There probably was a guy named Jesus running around proselytzing... but writings of Jesus weren't put to pen and paper (or scroll) until approx. 40-50 years after his supposed death. Here's where accuracy gets called into question... imagine a guy writes about the 2000 (US) Election, 9/11, Bush & Iraq in the year 2055. Just how accurate is he going to be vs someone writing about it today (and we still are getting half-assed bits of information .. which = we'll never really know the truth! But just like we are arguing about it today, future generations will dispute the cause and effects of the same issues. Back then (0 BC
) entrophy virtually destroyed any grains of truth to any event. Illiteracy was ubiquitous, life spans were shorter and imagination was welcome entertainment from cruel and harsh day-to-day realities. And there's no doubt that two merged consistently and constantly. They had 'slow news' days back then too.
As for some of us (unbelievers).. OD720 says it best.. scaring is with the Boogie man or " Blaming the devil or satan" doesn't work for me either... it did when I was a kid and didn't know any better.. but that's crap I would never fu*k a kid's mind with these days. Life is hard enough as it is.. there's no need to compound it with crap about 'someone's watching you' and you'll burn in hell if you buy Jesus.
Religion has done a great deal of good but that's overshadowed by the harm it's caused. Religions' track record has been at odds with information and advancement from day 1. Today, it feigns enbracing new found information and discoveries while trying to bridge it's past.. but if the Vatican and many other religious leaders truly had their way.. this (the internet) and many other forms of information and dissemination of such would be unplugged in a heart beat (not to mention what they'd do people who think 'outside the box'! They prefer you to dumb/ignorant and dependent upon them for guidance. but hey.. if it gets you thru the day more power to ya'
Re: The global sediment-dating of past floods... it appears Klaus has put that issue to bed better than I could.
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